We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karen Donatelli Bakery and Cafe

57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
+1 828-225-5751
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastry” (26 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“eclairs” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (199)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We get many of our specialty cakes and pastries at Karen’s place. Always strikingly beautiful and extremely tasty!

Thank RBWard2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet and quaint. Pastries very delicious sandwiches very good and just the right amount of food for lunch

Thank AWMoser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location downtown for pastries and desserts. Have been a couple of times, and her creations are just YUM YUM YUM!! The counter help has always been helpful, polite and friendly. Atmosphere is nicely decorated, cool and quiet. Well worth stopping in for coffee or...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious and mouth-watering pastries. Great place for coffee and a decadent treat! When I have out-of-town guests, I love to bring them here.

Thank SandyHavens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All kinds of delicious pastries in this bakery but the best of the best are their cakes. I have had a lot of cakes and the ones that Karen makes are delicious and works of art. They are almost to beautiful to eat. The bakery...More

Thank riceland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and pastries and desserts. Stopped here for a quick coffee while visiting Asheville and was met by a smiley server behind the counter of amazing looking desserts. The lady in front of me in line had bought a cake and the chef who...More

Thank MackBuffalo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sign outside this bakery caught my eye - lunch menu and price looked great. Inside, we found a soothing, quiet atmosphere. We ordered at the counter and then found a table. Within 5-8 minutes our lunch was served. I ordered the quiche of the...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although most restaurants/bakeries don't seem to have a lot of space for big groups, Karen Donatelli's Bakery is perfect for a date or trip with a couple of friends. Desserts are beautifully prepared and taste wonderful. The chocolate cupcake with orange icing isn't too sweet...More

Thank gaphill184240
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted a delicious cake for our daughter's birthday and found Karen Donatelli bakery based on the reviews. We procrastinated badly and called just a day before the party to see if they had anything yummy, figuring we could decorate ourselves if needed. They were...More

Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was unaware of this little slice of heaven in downtown Asheville until I googled bakeries to buy something for a friend. I decided to try it first and stopped in- and boy am I glad I did. The ambiance of this place, the tarts,...More

Thank Wanderlust3483
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 hotels in Asheville
Haywood Park Hotel
840 reviews
.11 km away
Cambria Hotel & Suites Downtown Asheville
172 reviews
.13 km away
The Windsor Boutique Hotel
370 reviews
.27 km away
AC Hotel Asheville Downtown
151 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Chocolate Fetish
1,157 reviews
.07 km away
348 reviews
.08 km away
Chai Pani
950 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Asheville Pinball Museum
700 reviews
.13 km away
Woolworth Walk
679 reviews
.12 km away
North Carolina Stage Company
70 reviews
.08 km away
Eating Asheville
1,181 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
David B
7 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 92ncca | Reviewed this property |
I, too, have not heard about jazz at Donatelli's. There is summer Downtown After 5 on a nearby street. And other things like the Drum Circle. They are Asheville events -search on google- not Donatelli things.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-225-5751
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing